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Greensboro, NORTH CAROLINA, United States

Cone Health is a private, not-for-profit, healthcare delivery system based in Greensboro, North Carolina. It includes Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital , Wesley Long Hospital , Women's Hospital, and Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital all located in Greensboro. The Cone Health network also includes Alamance Regional Medical Center , Annie Penn Hospital , MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville, MedCenter Mebane, and a wide range of Cone Health Medical Group physician practices.The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, the flagship of the system, opened in 1953 on 63 acres near downtown Greensboro. Bertha Cone established it in honor of her husband, Moses H. Cone. Moses Cone was a textile magnate and founder of Cone Mills.Cone Health is active in cardiology, neuroscience, oncology, rehabilitation and obstetrics. In January 2005, the health system became the first five-hospital system in the Southeast to be awarded the Magnet Recognition for Nursing Excellence, a grade of approval for quality nursing care.In 2014, The Cone Health, listed as The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, was ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report. Wikipedia.

Fencl J.L.,Cone Health
AORN Journal

It is not uncommon in perioperative settings for patients to receive local anesthesia for a variety of procedures. It is imperative for patient safety that the perioperative RN has a comprehensive understanding of best practices associated with the use of local anesthesia. The updated AORN "Guideline for care of the patient receiving local anesthesia" provides guidance on perioperative nursing assessments and interventions to safely care for patients receiving local anesthesia. This article focuses on key points of the guideline to help perioperative personnel become knowledgeable regarding best practice as they care for this patient population. The key points address patient assessment, the importance of having an overall understanding of the local agent being used, recommended monitoring requirements, and potential adverse events, including life-threatening events. Perioperative RNs should review the complete guideline for additional information and for guidance when writing andupdating policies and procedures. © 2015 AORN, Inc. Source

In order to succeed in today's health care environment, interprofessional teams are essential. The terms "multidisciplinary care" and "interdisciplinary care" have been replaced by the more contemporary term "interprofessional practice and education" (IPE), which occurs when individuals "from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes." This commentary discusses new models of care, team members who contribute to IPE, and incentives and challenges. ©2016 by the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and The Duke Endowment. All rights reserved. Source

Jenkins M.,Cone Health | Stewart A.C.,North Carolina A&T State University
Health Care Management Review

Background: Ensuring a quality nursing workforce for the future in a time of increasing labor shortage and declining nurse satisfaction is a key challenge to the health care industry. Understanding what impacts job satisfaction is vital to solving the problem of nurse attrition. Purposes: We suggest that the approach to supporting staff in the care giving role requires additional expectations of managers who supervise inpatient nursing staff. This study empirically tested the impact of nurse managers' servant leadership orientation on nurse job satisfaction. Methodology/Approach: Nurses providing direct bedside patient care within inpatient departments of a five-hospital system were asked to respond to four questionnaires. Seventeen departments participated. There were 346 available nurses across the departments. The average response rate was 73% across all of the units surveyed. Hypotheses were tested using multivariate regression analysis of the nurse-nurse manager dyad. Findings: Statistical findings of this study provided evidence that behaviors and attitudes of the nurse manager do impact employee job satisfaction. Departments where staff perceived that managers had higher servant leadership orientation demonstrated significant positive impact on individual employee job satisfaction. Practice Implications: Nursing is a unique occupation in that it requires both competence in professional service and compassion in patient caregiving. Hospitals are not factories dealing with inanimate objects or data. The results of this research suggested that the management approach in a health care environment might be enhanced by a more servant-oriented management approach. Specific policy changes that may be implied on the basis of findings of this research include key areas of management selection, management development, and management reward/evaluation. Copyright © 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Source

Johnston J.A.,Cone Health
Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes may benefit from tighter glycemic control to prevent hyperglycemia and its complications. The glycemic control of two groups of inpatients with diabetes receiving subcutaneous insulin via a basal-bolus approach or sliding scale was compared. Source

Fields B.,North Carolina A&T State University | Jenkins M.,Cone Health
Journal of Nursing Administration

Achieving Magnet® designation as a system requires careful planning and strategy on the part of nursing leaders. This article delineates system structures to support success. © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Source

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